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Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019

SAFe® Scrum Master | Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise

Course Description:

SAFe® Scrum Master | Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise

Leading SAFe® | Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Certification 
Based on version 4.6 of SAFe


In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe®4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role

  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise

  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role

  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, you should be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise

  • Facilitate Scrum events

  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution

  • Support effective Program Increment execution

  • Support relentless improvement

  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results

  • Support DevOps implementation

Topics Covered

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe

  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master/span>

  • Experiencing Program Increment planning/span>

  • Facilitating Iteration execution/span>

  • Finishing the Program Increment/span>

  • Coaching the Agile team


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles

  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Printed workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam

  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

SAFe Certification Kit

  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification

  • SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Scrum Master certificate

  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master

  • A SAFe Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification mark

  • Course certificate of completion

  • Annual Renewal

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam

  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Select

  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the

    SAFe 4 Scrum Master course

  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam

  • Number of Questions: 45

  • Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score)

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

  • Renewal fee: $100

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

CapTech SAFe® Trainers 

Rob Cucé

Rob Cucé is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Leader for CapTech. Mr. Cucé provides guidance on Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean Systems Thinking, and Enterprise Agile scaling practices to transform the way organizations deliver value to their customers. Rob is a certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), and Prosci Change Management Professional who guides clients through their Agile transformation so that they can transform the relationship between business and IT.

Susan Bullock

With almost 20 years of experience in agile transformations and coaching, training, project management, and data management, Ms. Bullock has spent her career helping organizations and teams succeed in delivering high quality software and maximum business value. She has specialized expertise in training and implementing agile through the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Ms. Bullock is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Scrum Master (CSM). And is a founder of the Agile community of practice and training program at CapTech and serves as a thought leader for their agile practitioner community.


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